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The only two things a sheep needs to grow wool are water and grass. During the performance I am the sheep whose coat is growing by spending time eating. In the end, after a long time has passed, there will be nothing but a mountain of woolen fluff. Yet this mountain of fluff would not just be a mountain of fluff. It would be the all-encompassing material.

The installation in-between the imposing skyscrapers, helps people to stop for a moment and take time to look again. The highly time-consuming installation has a length of 17 meter and weight of kg each. Fifty people created this all in a period of two months. The giant crochets interact with natural light during daytime and glow when lightened during night. This project is inspired by sea urchin shells, which are enclosed yet light weight, delicate and open. Against light, the sea urchin natural form reveals one of the most spectacular patterns found in nature.

The Urchins interact with natural light during the day, and glow when illuminated at night. At night, the mysteriously hovering and glowing large Urchins create a sense of magic as if time has stopped. This momentary pause of the mundane routine of our life would hopefully give us an opportunity to find the poetry around us. Her project impressed the jury with its neither woven nor knitted essence. Design and style by Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen.

This intimate experience will allow a select number of travellers the opportunity to emancipate themselves from their daily lives and escape into the Peruvian landscape and its culture. Peruvian textiles have been a part of history for over ten thousand years. Lima is a vibrant coastal capital, offering guests access to truly great textile experiences; from visiting unique private collections to seeing renowned museums, antique dealers and craft stores.

Lima is also famous for its dynamic food scene, blending local traditions with international influences to define a contemporary style nowadays influential around the world. Guests on Tour 2 will also be introduced to several important dealers selling Peruvian crafts and textiles. For professionals attending the tour, production introductions can also be made upon request.

While traveling together with other creatives, this shared experience will provide a setting in which to discuss the diverse topics and challenges we face today — seeking sustainable strategies and a more humanistic approach to redesign the future together. The bed is a place where our minds are active while the body rests. The framework of this project is around the bed, which refers to the usage of objects, textiles and rituals surrounding it as references.

Inspired by these references, the work envisions different scenarios involving these everyday life objects while speculating on their usage and meaning. Alike her other work, Aamu Salo seeks to find new angles in perceiving objects by deconstructing and questioning our environments. The Pepa Shaggy Flower textile was created via the techniques of hand dyeing and hand latch hooking. The synthetic Lurex yarn was hand dyed into their vibrant colorways, fire orange, burning magenta, forest green and rose petal pink.

The pattern for the latch hooking aims to be one that is abstract and was formed through colour blocking flower shapes. Both the furry side and flat side was applied to the front and back panels of the enlarged coat.

The dismissal of flat two-dimensional print making, encouraged a new form of print making that involved tactile unstable surfaces. There is an emphasis on hand made textiles to demonstrate importance towards traditional artisanal techniques as well as contemporary techniques such as laser cutting. Typical interior imagery such as floral and washing baskets were abstracted and redeveloped. The collection takes elements of everyday clothing and imbues them with a theatrical, exuberant aesthetic, reflecting feverish desire unleashed.

The work consists of hand-tufted textiles performed on mainly transparent, woven on shaft loom, backing. The base material in all of the pieces is monofilament, both, transparent and coloured, however to enhance its properties or strengthen the expressions, it is often combined with other kinds of yarns — cotton, wool, linen, synthetic yarns, as well as various effect yarns.

The motivation for this work is based on the challenge to the preconception of hand-tufting through material, colour and light. When imagining a rug, a very specific image appears in our mind.

This work explores new expressions of hand-tufted textiles achieved by the material driven research. The investigation proves that qualities of monofilament yarn have a great ability to enhance colours as well as add certain kind of lightness to the hand-tufted piece. Furthermore, the transparency of monofilament yarn allows an interplay between the loops and the woven backing, opening up for new patterns and changes in colour perception.

This textile is a hydroponic growing textile a textile that supports and promotes plant life. This textile is a compound of three different layers, the first being the un-dyed organic cotton twill sourced in the United States treated with beeswax Sourced from hives in New York City to make a water proof layer, the second is a strong compound of materials that holds all the moisture for the plants.

The third is a biodegradable wood pulp felt that is soaked in nutrients- this layer is important once the seeds are layered on top of it.

The top layer is wheat berry seeds Wheatgrass these seeds are finicky but are great in term of longevity. All of these layers are hand sewn together pattern piece by pattern piece. We are currently in a new era, combating mass species extinction and climate change. This thesis explores the political and social implications of the environment through the eyes of a bee while also exploring the meaning and practice of guerrilla gardening.

With the last intention to bring humans and the natural world together as one, this thesis is an expression of growth, change, activation, and participation. The first act is three wearable garments that conceptually act as environmental armor made of a hydroponic textile that speaks closer to the natural world and humans coming together as one. I went through scientific experimental research to engineer this hydroponic growing textile, where I utilized and modified already existing hydroponic systems and technology to create this textile that supports and promotes plant life.

Textile Charcloth is a state of transformation, capturing the moment before fabric burns completely and only ashes are left behind. With my personal technique of charring or burning with smoke similar method as the one used for black ceramics , I managed to create a unique fabric-like carbon.

Previously qualifying as pure white linen, old scraps of fabric that I have once woven or gathered from my relatives or friends over the years, through the element of fire, revitalised as an extremely flammable different kind of material. Over the transformation, composition of the fabric has changed from linen to carbon coal. Yet, the initial memory of the material, its weaving patterns or symbols, have remained.

Fabric Charcloth is based on aesthetics the of the materiality itself. The driving force behind the textile was the memory of the material. I was mesmerised by this intuitive thought that the materials have memory. Therefore, I focused my research on grasping the answer whether materialities such as simple home textiles, wood, wax, etc. No longer identified as linen, with its structure changed to coal, through the process of charring, Charcloth still retains the memory of itself — the woven patterns, symbols remain.

With a vast increase of public spaces such as shopping centers, night clubs , there is an urge to design energy filters. Charred linen cloth concentrating vast energies of warmth becomes extremely flammable and fragile, yet retains vibrancy of a memory.

Having filtering qualities of coal, Charcloth , is a step towards filtering and revitalising spaces, as energy pollution has become more obvious in the era of globalization. A woven, tufted and embroidered costume that links the technique of making a tufted carpet with a medieval battle: Wool, mohair, cotton, leather, jute, rabbit fur, metal and nylon. It starts with the preparations, the backing fabric on which you are going to tuft needs to be strong. Strong like the chain mail of a soldier, impossible to pierce.

After the chain mail is made it will be stretched on a frame, the harness. The munition consists of wire or something similar, ribbons, strips or treads will soon be the pile. The act itself is one of pure violence. This is why you use a gun to shoot the pile.

You need a lot of force, otherwise it misses its target and remains stabbing halfway. In a relatively dense surface, a lot of chain mail per centimeter in combination with a relatively thick wire you can probably imagine that this is tough work. Many piles close together will form a phalanx that protects each other and is able to win. Taking materiality as the starting point of the design process, knitting jacquard rib material on the industrial circular machine. Manipulation of a jacquard rib material by gradually stretching and coating it into various shapes in different scale.

Draping the created material on a body while allowing the coated shapes direct the garment silhouette and to interact with the perception of a body. Shapes - Most of the shapes were achieved by stretching the material around using tubular objects, during the process were used also round and angular shapes. The fixating was done by using coating CB My focus points were mainly on stretch ability, redefining knitwear, the motion capture which evokes an optical illusion and the perception of the body.

Curving or bending of structural lines. The intention in creating this textile is to explore extremely stretchy jacquard knit material in relation to stretched and coated shapes that could lead to an unexpected strong visual expression. For the first experiments, I used red and black polyester and white cotton with the possibility to apply digital print on it. The knitted and coated material shows a lot of potential and the future applications may include more developed interaction between the body and material, exploration of other materials that act in a similar manner as the knit, for example, pleating.

If experimenting further, next steps would be combining different printing techniques with the knit and other materials. Issey Miyake is an important reference for my work - if I could do a contemporary take on his work and to build on his findings how would that materialize? In this study, I have applied a practice-led research. I chose practice-led research as my research method because I was not familiar with the industrial production and constructions of clipped designs.

By creative practicing I gained a deeper under-standing and new insights into the technique of floating and clipping. The creation of an idea port-folio by using various sketching methods and the development of the designs for production, represent an instrument in this research. In this study, creative activity meets theoretical background. The idea portfolio supports the dialogue between the designer and the technician in a design case in collaboration with the Italian weaving mill Lodetex.

A little bit of luck contributed to the final outcome of this study as well. At an early point of my study, I wanted to discuss the material and col-our design of woven textiles.

I considered various ways on how to approach the subject from a fresh and meaningful point of view. In the beginning of the spring of , I spent three months on an internship at the Italian weaving mill Lodetex. Lodetex is specialized in the production of jacquard fabrics for furnishing markets.

I decided that doing my thesis in collaboration with Lodetex would be a viable continuum after working in the company as an intern. I discussed the matter with owner Luca Farhanghi and he agreed that a thesis collaboration would be interesting and beneficial for the both of us.

He informed me about a few production lines that the company planned on developing. One of these lines related to clipped designs. To me, the development of clipped designs seemed like a fascinating and interesting topic to research. Since I had already designed two clipped designs during my internship, I realized that the weaving process of these fabrics required more advanced technical understanding in interwoven structure of cloth. Therefore, this project gave me a chance to improve my skills in artistic expression as well as develop my knowledge in designing, weaving and finishing of clipped cloths.

Venus Lo United States. I want to celebrate the inside beauty of a hoarder's room. This is the key message I want to express through my work. Inspired by my experiences living with my father, who is a hoarder! However, I realized hoarders collect items instead of relationships because they lack security. Even normal people think they are imperfect, everything they collected bring back memories from what they experienced.

Playing with a big pile of yarns and recycle garments through needle punching, machine knitting and felting! I enjoyed the moment how I deconstructed, tearing, recombine the stuffs in my own way. I believe the vision of luxury is in spending time making for the wearer, not only purchasing expensive items blindly.

The textile Regen is made with cotton rope and latex, it is neither woven or knitted but glued. Wendy Andreu has devised a system for producing water-proof fabric. She makes these items of clothing without sewing or cutting patterns. Regen products are made by coiling the rope around a laser cut steel mould and covering it in latex. Where the dark latex seeps between the light rope it creates shading and textural detail that make each item unique.

All the molds can be used multiple times without any loss of quality, adding to the value of this innovative sustainable tool and material. In order to create a motif under influence, I choose to have two very different universes coexist in the same print: One difference concerns me particularly in this confrontation: In Japan, the landscape print handles voluptuous and sinuous shapes with shaded hues. An atmosphere that evokes slowness and silence.

The 80s combine sharp and random shapes, vibrant frames and saturated, noisy colors. An atmosphere full of energy, speed and noise. This leads me to design patterns that combine these ingredients, balancing their differences. In the 17th-century the Dutch controlled all the islands except one, Run, an islet claimed by the English.

In their urge to keep the nutmeg monopoly, the Dutch agreed to cede Manhattan back then called New Amsterdam to the English in return for Run. After this hype, the spice started loosing its value and Banda got forgotten. It plays with fact, fiction and storytelling to represent that world. The work integrates silk, bamboo and recycled plastic to comment on changes of material value while transporting us to the islands.

The project 'A Rug Like Me' is a study of the history and present of weaving and women. I ask how the social situation of women has affected how the aesthetics of weaving. I try to understand why tradition pervades the craft, while in my own experience I can only weave abstractions of myself. When a woman is forced into a structure where she is meant to please, she weaves what is expected of her. If the mind has been limited by visible and invisible power structures, that is reflected in the weaving.

Does the piece become what we want to be or is it impossible to hide who we are in the work? What do we pass down and why? During my time at Konstfack I have focused on weaving rugs. I always want to do something new, so my rugs are like large samples where careful planning meets the unforseeable.

My intention is to get people to see handwoven rugs as something more than a design object, to ask Why? Designs are inspired by watercolour paintings of German expressionist Emil Nolde and textile designs by French artist Raoul Dufy. I wanted to see how sketches made with water could be developed into textiles and how would my sources of inspiration influence the process and the outcome.

Surface resembles thick, dense fur where original subjects almost disappear, because of the richness of the material. When brushed open the mohair becomes organic and almost animal-like, it even feels warm. The three-dimensional surface seems active as if it was alive and reaching out.

Rugs have been lined with soft wool, and can be worn as blankets when the heat is needed. I design my rugs to be touched.

It means that it is not constructed from fixed modules with predetermined place and role, but it is rather an open process in which the matter however we choose to classify it enters continuous interaction with itself. Knotty is a project that translates the knitting technique into the language and movement of a robot. Combining the properties of knitted fabric constructing the material from a single line with the properties of copper wire enables the structures to sense, react and produce sound.

Building no longer need windows and doors, since—just like living organisms—they have cavities and orifices that can open when necessary. Joni left , Paavo right Photographer: Guillaume Roujas IG guillaumeroujas. The concept behind it is the story of the creative individuality in the 80s Russia, who does not want to follow any rules of society, but bound to be affected by them.

Very artistic interpretation of the traditional image of the uniform mixed with an edgy style of the youth. An alternative view on the symbols and the silhouettes of that time. The main inspiration for the prints was the overall image of the lifestyle of the soviet banned underground music scene. He was always very honest and open-minded about what he thinks about people and society.

Eventually he became the idol of his generation and his style and attitude is forever admired. In attendance were the foremost tailors from Spain, as well as important brands and storeowners of specialty formalwear.

What separates the best producers of fabrics, and the best tailors in the world from all the rest are: Summer sports and adrenaline comes in style and fun Designs and colours influenced by the mid-century notion of nonchalant bliss. It is the season for the discovery of time-proven cult classics. Daily activities and informal styles for winter adventurers Pure but energetic basic structures in endless shades and hues of winter sky blues for informal day-wears.

Colourful social gatherings take place around the afternoon tea. The winter day wear develops in a soft, homespun direction with a renewed affinity to nature. Our stand was very popular stop and we are happy to share that we had one of the busiest PV show with record number of visitors. Visitors showed great interest to our new collection for Spring Summer Early reaction to our new collection has been fantastic both for shirting collections and the TAYLORD fabrics for jackets and trousers.

Summer on the Move! Contemporary, performance fabrics in extreme flexibility are created for an easy-to-wear pieces, with a broad appeal across markets. Visitors showed great interest to our new collection for Autumn Winter This season we continued to have our special collaboration with Italian designer Salvatore Piccolo.

A sneak peek of our concepts Innovation today draws a magnetic attraction between nature and technology with a futuristic take on craftsmanship. Deep down, fabrics hide a sensitive and silent understated nobility. Yarns, colours, fabrics and patterns influence each other and cultivate an individualistic approach… Harmonious, serious and naturally soft AW collection, subtly balances between warm and cold, past and future, austerity and utter luxury, natural and high tech in sophisticated contrasts.

Generously rich, and saturated colours of the range have a poetic feeling for the season. The new shirting collection features an increased attention to detail in texture and touch. Semi plains in 3 dimensional designs, knit-like basket weaves, an expanded line of cotton-linen mixes with melange coloured yarns anchor the look of the new season. In this much anticipated collaboration, timelessly elegant summer looks are accentuated by rustic textures, linen blends and a new sophistication in colours.

Inspired by the common Mediterranean heritage, this capsule collection promises a new take on shirtings. The third and fourth themes are inspired by Nature: Off from a great debut in September, the spring-summer line incorporates more textures as well as linen blends that highlight the versatility of fine denim shirts. Denim, is no more rustic. More stretch blends highlight the importance of performance with more urban looks for modern times.

We named it Meander 71, after the historic Meander Valley where we are located: Since its introduction, fabrics made from our Meander 71 cotton have already moved into the collectibles line. They will only grow to be bigger and more desirable over the years. Our unique Meander 71 cotton is grown on our own land, which is only 7 km away from our mill. This means our carbon footprint to process the cotton is extremely low.

A sneak peek of our concept boards In our AW collection, glowing embers flow from a forest where browns and ochres are in harmony with baked orange and honey. The customers will not have to worry about the challenge and costs associated with sourcing the fabrics and the garments separately.

When we met Salvatore, we knew this would be a great match. He is similarly passionate about soft fabrics, artisanal, clean lines and beautiful colours. This common approach to fashion resulted in a memorable fabric collection. After achieving success as bespoke tailor with his distinctive style, his ready-to-wear line is high in demand in many fashion forward markets like New York, Tokyo, and Monaco.

The Mediterranean, the cradle of civilization, a crossing of cultures and traditions, creative impulse and endless source of new inspiration. Piccolo of the partnership, and concluded: Founded in the Institute was incorporated in England.

The Institute has Individual and Corporate members in up to 80 countries; membership covers all sectors and all disciplines in textiles, clothing and footwear. The Textile Institute has members in all sectors of fibre-based industries worldwide. The Textile Institute is the World's leading publisher of periodicals and books for every part of the industry from fiber engineering to fashion retailing, including marketing, design, technology, production and financial management of yams and fabrics and technical textiles e.

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Where ever that might be is entirely up to you…. Our stand was the popular stop by the visitors and they showed great interest to our new collection for Spring Summer Early reaction to our new collection has been extremely positive both for shirting collections and the TAYLORD fabrics for jackets and trousers. Autumn - Winter Collection is reflecting soft values such as sincerity, appreciation, genuine affection, ability to influence.

All under one roof to create a synergy and ensure to give best local service to our European clientele. Biella exerts a significant impact upon Italian commerce, design and textiles, therefore we have started our operations with an important action plan for our European made to measure customers. This is a major step for us and our European customers, as a local service we ensure to provide continued and focused support without bureaucratic custom problems. Traditions of ancient Aegean cotton growing transformed into a modern industry, that produces some of the finest cotton fabrics in the world.

We invite you to accompany us on our new, exciting endeavour in Italy or even better next time when you are in Biella, just drop by for a great Turkish or Italian coffee! It was such a pleasure to see their overwhelming reaction to our new collection for Spring Summer Noble Harmony Extraordinary sensation of cotton, silk and cashmere blends. The new catalogues are ever more user friendly with their new casing and presentation. Each yarn count is specified and identified on the spine of each booklet to make the selection easier.

We are pleased to announce the renewal of our sophisticated BESPOKE shirtings catalogue; immaculate, distinctively personal classics in selection of super-fine fabric bases and special finishes, created for customers offering made-to-measure tailoring around the globe. Finest yarns and beautiful cotton blends allow us to execute exquisite designs. This is a sublime collection From classical to modern fashion look, yarns, textures, blends, compositions create high aesthetics in different styles.

Between classical references and modern looks the collection has breathtaking structures in utterly classic colours. The entire catalogue pays a tribute to quality, intense care and attention to detail. In our new books, we generously poured our artistic creativity, technique and science into service of the best ideas to create high aesthetics for bespoke craftsmanship. Our focus is on individuality, therefore we offer new base fabrics with natural fibres, precious blends and supreme details, for people to be able to choose for their refined tastes.

Each collection name is specified and identified on the spine of each booklet to make the selection easier. Once again we are proud and equally humbled with natures gift of Meander 71 cotton. As you all are familiar by now, we actually grow Meander 71 cotton in our own fertile fields, in the heart of Söke valley.

Once we complete our picking, we will soon start processing of uniqe silky yarn and eventually produce fabulous fabrics, for you to wear with pleasure. Keep following us for more news on silky smooth Meander We are pleased to announce the renewal of our Fast Forward shirtings catalogue.

Our new books are filled with updated classics, as well as new fabric bases and specific finishes which emphasise fresh colours. Under the 'Traveller' range we want to make life easier for you by keeping your shirt clean and crisp all day long through your hectic schedules with 'Non Iron' , 'Easy Care' and 'Flat Finishes' which offer wrinkle-free and stay-fresh alternatives without ammonia.

We translated this commitment into artistic realisation of desirable fabrics. We wish to inspire new shirt portfolios with our elegant new collection.

It was a great pleasure to welcome the Chinese authorities in our stand together with many high profile visitors. Our stand was the popular stop by our visitors from all corners of the globe.

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